Pedroia’s big deal
Dustin Pedroia and the Red Sox have agreed to a long-term contract that will keep the stumpy second bagger with Boston through at least 2014, with a club option in 2015. If the Sox exercise the option, the contract is worth $51 million or so. That’s good news, but it makes me wonder why the Sox haven’t yet done a deal with Kevin Youkilis. Is it that Youk is holding out to become a free agent, when he’ll earn oodles, or are the Sox not as sold on him for the long haul? Interesting.